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Sideways Readers’ Vehicles

Posted in Features on August 7, 2018
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Photographers: Readers

We Want Your Photos!

•Busted trail carnage (we do like the gnarly breakage)
•Family-vacation-in-a-Jeep experience, especially if it’s vintage or parked in front of a monument or noteworthy thingy (like, a giant ball of whatever)
•Vintage military Jeeps, especially when they’re old-timey with your old-timey relatives
•And, of course, sunk/stuck/rolled/drowned Jeeps
Be sure to send us the high-resolution version of the photo, and don’t forget the most important parts of all: Tell us who is in the photo (first and last name), where it was taken, what year/type of Jeep, and the fun backstory info. And tell us who you are and where you’re from if you’re not the one in the photo.
Make sure the photo is a JPG (maximum quality), BMP, or TIFF file at 1,600 by 2,000 pixels (around 2 megapixels or the original size from your phone/device). No PDFs or other formats. Email the photo and story to with “Sideways” as the subject line.


Seven Decades to Jeep
“I’ve enclosed photos of my ’17 Wrangler Sahara—my first ever Jeep! My present to me for my 75th birthday. Guess it’s never too late to become a Jeeper!” That’s a very excited Russ Consentino (hey, so are we!). You can see that he’s already added some modifications to prep for a beachin’ good time. Being new to Jeep ownership doesn’t mean new to how to Jeep!


Jeep with Military Honors
Eleven years. That’s how long Bob Meakim has been working on this project, a ’55 CJ-5 Willys. “It’s a CJ, but my son and I wanted to do the military theme and honor the men and women of America’s Guard of Honor, the 82nd Airborne.” This snap is of Bob with his kids at the top of Fryar Hill. Colorado buffs will recognize those peaks in the foreground, Colorado’s highest, Mounts Elbert and Massive.


Nothing to See—Except Cool Things
Thomas and Joanne Potter headed to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and did so with their ’12 Jeep Rubicon. They really like each other, which is a good thing, since they reported having seen no one else for two whole days. Oh, “except for rattlesnakes and jack rabbits!”


From the Jp Archives
This was Dennis Pollizotto’s ’86 Jeep CJ-7. Well, the aftermath of high heat on Dennis Pollizotto’s ’86 Jeep CJ-7. The fuel hose connecting the main fuel line to the fuel pump “decided to spring a leak and shoot gas onto the hot block.” Next? The Jeep was engulfed in flames, “which soared higher than the factory rollbar by 2 feet in about 20 seconds.” The warning signs happened fast, too. Dennis said he first smelled gas, watched his fuel gauge drop significantly, and then saw fire come through the sidewall where the heat hoses entered. The rebuild had begun not long after this photo was taken.

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